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The battle for Punjab

DNMUM381050 | 1/11/2017 | Author : Srishti Choudhary | WC :1388 | Politics & Governance

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With drugs and alcohol as major issues, AAP, known as ‘outsiders’, has attracted many voters in the state, especially the youth
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Chandigarh: Nestled among the green mustard fields in Namol village in Sangrur district of Punjab, Satguru Singh’s house exudes an uneasy calm. Singh is a farmer who lives with his wife, Shinder Kaur. His son, Amrik, 28, died due to the alleged use of chitta, a synthetic drug, 10 months ago, leaving behind his widow, Binder Kaur, 28, and son Sahibjit Singh, 4.
“Pata e nai lagya ki oh chitta khande si (We didn’t know he was taking drugs). “One day, he fainted and was admitted to the hospital and doctors told us about it,” says Kaur as her leaden eyes stare blankly at the floor.
Amrik was a post-graduate, a sports enthusiast and an only child. Only a month before his death, the family found out that he was a
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